Creation of a National Day for Canadian Research sign now

We, the undersigned citizens of Canada, draw the attention of the House of Commons in Parliament Assembled and the Government of Canada, to the following:

Whereas:
1. Canadian researchers have established themselves as international leaders in a myriad of fields and these achievements should be recognized and celebrated.

2. Famous Canadian contributions include the Avro Arrow, the discovery of insulin by Sir Frederick Banting, the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell and the mapping of the human brain by Dr. Wilder Penfield.

3. Canadian research and innovation continues to contribute to the quality of life of Canadians and the international community alike.

a. In health care, Canadian researchers may find a cure for many forms of cancer with their finding that inexpensive chemical dichloroacetic acid (DCA) has a much larger implication by significantly shrinking cancerous tumours in mice. Canadian researchers were also at the forefront during the height of the SARS epidemic, leading the way to diagnostic testing and potentially a vaccine one day.

b. Canadian technological contributions include the Canadarm on the space shuttle, the weather station aboard the Phoenix Mars lander, and the worlds smallest quantum dots, leading the way to more energy efficient computers.

4. These are just a few examples of the contributions that Canadian research has made to the lives of Canadians and the international community. Sharing these stories will help Canadians better understand, support and be proud of the strong research performed right here in Canada.

Therefore, your petitioners call upon the House of Commons in Parliament Assembled and the Government of Canada to declare a National Day for Canadian Research, whereby one specific day each year will be dedicated to increasing the awareness of Canadian research and its contribution to Canadians and the international community.


PЙTITION А : la Chambre des communes assemblйe en parlement et au gouvernement du Canada,

Nous, citoyens canadiens soussignйs, attirons lattention de la Chambre des communes assemblйe en parlement et au gouvernement du Canada aux points suivants :

Considйrant que:
1. Les chercheurs canadiens se sont йtablis en tant que leaders internationaux dans une myriade de domaines et ces contributions devraient кtre reconnues et cйlйbrйes.

2. Parmi les contributions canadiennes de renommйes se trouvent lAvro Arrow, la dйcouverte de linsuline par Sir Frederick Banting, linvention du tйlйphone par Alexander Graham Bell ainsi que la cartographie du cerveau humain par le docteur Wilder Penfield.

3. Linnovation et la recherche canadienne continuent de contribuer а lamйlioration de la qualitй de vie des Canadiens et de la communautй internationale.

a. Dans les soins de la santй, les chercheurs canadiens pourraient trouver un traitement contre un grand nombre de formes de cancers chez les humains, grвce а la dйcouverte que lacide dichloroacйtique (DCA), un composй chimique peu coыteux, a de larges implications mйdicales en rйduisant significativement le dйveloppement de tumeurs cancйreuses chez les souris. Les chercheurs canadiens йtaient aussi au premier plan, au coeur de la crise йpidйmique du SRAS, ouvrant la voie aux tests diagnostiques et potentiellement un jour, а la conception dun vaccin.

b. Les contributions canadiennes en technologie incluent le Bras canadien sur la navette spatiale et une station mйtйorologique а bord de la sonde Phoenix Mars Lander, et les plus petits quantum dots au monde, pavant la voie а de nouvelles gйnйrations dordinateurs plus petits et plus efficaces йnergйtiquement.

4. Йnumйrйs ci-dessus ne sont que quelques exemples des contributions que la recherche canadienne a faites aux vies des Canadiens et а la communautй internationale. En partageant ces histoires, les Canadiens seront en mesure de mieux comprendre, dappuyer et dкtre fiers de la recherche de haut niveau faite ici mкme au Canada.

Par consйquent, vos pйtitionnaires demandent а la Chambre des communes assemblйe en parlement et au gouvernement du Canada dinstituer une Journйe nationale de la recherche canadienne, journйe spйcifique qui, а chaque annйe, sera consacrйe а augmenter la conscientisation а la recherche canadienne ainsi quа souligner ses contributions aux Canadiens et а la communautй internationale.

Le genre masculin est utilisй dans le prйsent document sans discrimination, dans le seul but dallйger le texte.

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